Monday, May 28, 2012
The integration of Citybus, Northern Ireland Railways and Ulster Bus began in January 1995 when the government announced comprehensive changes to the provision of public transport. Among the many measures to be introduced was the new policy of co-ordination between the bus companies, Citybus (now Metro) and Ulster Bus, and the railway company, NI Railways. One aim was to improve services for the public by offering co-ordinated timetables. The organisation is now one of Northern Ireland’s largest employers with approximately 4,000 employees. Over 80 million passenger journeys are made on Translink services each year. Ulster Bus currently has 20 main passenger facilities across Northern Ireland employing 1,250 drivers and operating approximately 1,100 buses.
Every model in The Original Omnibus Company is recreated in 1:76 scale and includes a numbered, Limited Edition certificate. The range includes both modern and classic buses and coaches from some of the best known British manufactures and operators. Shop here
The McLaren F1 is a superb model from Kyosho, highly and accurately detailed, and with a fine paint finish and excellent decoration. The model includes opening doors, engine cover, but these are close fitting and so do not detract from the look of the model. Both the engine and the interior are superbly detailed. Shop here
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Accompanying the Badgerline VR, this popular bus is a common sight in most urban areas. The large badger character on N240 KAE makes this bus unmistakable on route 332 to Longwell Green, which is displayed on the latest dot matrix type destination blind. The Dart/Pointer is in the yellow and green of Badgerline, complete with the badger motif on the sides and rear. Not also the route/destination indicators, shown in the modern digital style. Shop here
Monday, May 7, 2012
If you like postal vehicles, this sunny German Bundespost Vee-dub will be a great addition to your collection. Yellow paint has a reputation for poor coverage but this model's 'skin' bucks the trend, and there's also some pleasing underside detail for added value--diecast collector Shop here